NK Pool renovations to bring back competitive diving

The North Kitsap Community pool will be reopening this fall following modifications to bring back diving competitions.

The pool’s dive tank (the deep end) was renovated to meet Department of Health and Safety and Federal Institute of National Aquatics regulations, adding about a foot of depth and including installation of a 1-meter (3.3-foot) diving board.

For many years North Kitsap School District has not been able to host diving competitions due to the pool not meeting regulations, but by the end of August, the district should be back in business.

Additional renovations were made to the pools pump system, with upgrades to piping, control equipment, energy-efficiency well, and to the pumps themselves.

“The existing pool pump configuration has no redundancy, a history of untimely failures, and proprietary controls that do not allow school district personnel remote visibility or control,” according to documents presented to the school board in May.

The upgrades are one of the many proposed updates to NKSD facilities that were voted on as part of a 2018 four-year Capital Projects levy.

The project went out for bid in May with Ken’s Pool & Patio as the contractor for the dive tank modifications, and Aquatic Specialities providing the pump room modifications for a total project cost of $327,510.

The renovations began June 7 and are expected to be completed by Aug. 23.